Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics12.8% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory2.4 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 06:26
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
36.2% Below average
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 80
SC Mixed 79.3
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 125
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 288
37% 247 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.3.0.0
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
12.8% Very poor
Lighting 47.4
Reflection 31.5
Parallax 40.8
14% 39.9 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 30.4
Splatting 35.6
12% 29.1 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 12.8%
Great: 15%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD10JUCT-63J6SY0 1TB
609GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 85 76 94 93 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 97.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 82.6
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 6GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 14.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $303
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